My daughter is here for a while to rest and recoup and get some medical attention (she never sleeps and has racing thoughts). She is a very articulate, bright young woman with a lot of insight into herself, and knows that she suffers from depression, sometimes deep depression. She can draw and write poetry and some is very dark. She even admitted she sometimes wants to die. She says she probably has a mood disorder, but doesn't want to "depend" on drugs. She says she has to work it out her way and will not take any medication. First of all, she doesn't want to gain weight and second of all, she is trying to work it out with good diet and exercise, alternatives, and just learning coping skills. This obviously makes me very nervous, but she is 24 and a good kid and she turned her life around from using every illegal drug on the planet. I can't really force her to take medications. She is willing to take something to help her sleep, but that is all. I guess I'm going to have to detach and trust that she can manage. She is unyielding on this issue. She doesn't think it is bad for others to take medications. SHE just doesn't want to do it that way. She has some symptoms of bipolar (without the EXTREME mania) and some of cyclic unipolar, but her depression lasts a lot shorter than mine. I told her about certain medications, like Lamictal, that don't cause weight gain, but she is ademant she wants nothing more to do with drugs. I guess I'm going to have to "let go and let God." She is such a sweet young lady who never took drugs for the purpose of being a thug. She was self-medicating. I am at lose ends and not sure how to handle this. I thought of going to Al-Anon, but I don't fit in there either anymore, since she is clean. Any ideas for support on letting go and learning not to worry so much?